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British journalist Graham Phillips held in Ukraine

British journalist Graham Phillips held in Ukraine | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A British national working as a journalist for a Russian TV station is detained in Ukraine.
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Global Level of Press Freedom Still Falling | IIP Digital

Global Level of Press Freedom Still Falling | IIP Digital | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Global press freedom has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, according to Freedom House, a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization that conducts research on democracy, political freedom and human rights.
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Land distribution unfinished business - Inquirer.net

Land distribution unfinished business - Inquirer.net | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Land distribution unfinished business Inquirer.net The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) could acquire and distribute some 500,000 to 700,000 hectares of land between now and 2016, but there will still be landholdings left because of legal...
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Special Interview: European Union (EU) Ambassador to Israel

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemns bombings - BBC News

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan condemns bombings - BBC News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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President Jonathan described Tuesday's attack as a "tragic assault on human freedom". "President Jonathan assures all Nigerians that [the] ...
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How Africa Capitalizes on Current Geopolitical Changes? - New Business Ethiopia

How Africa Capitalizes on Current Geopolitical Changes? - New Business Ethiopia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
How Africa Capitalizes on Current Geopolitical Changes?
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Africa: Nepal Human Development Report 2014 Released - Calls for Enhancing Skills of the Population, and Bridging the Regional Divide

Africa: Nepal Human Development Report 2014 Released - Calls for Enhancing Skills of the Population, and Bridging the Regional Divide | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Amid Nepal's commitment to graduate from status of Least Developed Country, Nepal Human Development Report 2014 was released today that calls for enhancing skills of the population, while bridging the regional and group divide in human potential...
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EISIL - Electronic Information System for International Law - Home

EISIL - Electronic Information System for International Law - Home | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

EISIL has been developed, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), a scholarly association that has been a leader in the analysis, dissemination and development of international law since 1906.


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Behnam Rastegari's curator insight, May 20, 9:03 PM

EISIL has been developed, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), a scholarly association that has been a leader in the analysis, dissemination and development of international law since 1906.

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Gender considerations and poverty reduction in West-Africa

Gender considerations and poverty reduction in West-Africa | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The rising poverty levels in Africa remain a challenge to national governments and the international community. In many African countries, poverty has become one of the most intractable and prolonged socio-economic problems.
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Post-doctoral Researcher in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies at Bonn International Center for Conversion

Post-doctoral Researcher in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies at Bonn International Center for Conversion | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
View details for this Post-doctoral Researcher in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies job vacancy at Bonn International Center for Conversion in...
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Do mobile phones stop children's mental development? - video

Do mobile phones stop children's mental development? - video | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Research shows 70 per cent of children have a mobile phone by the age of 12 - but does it stop their brain functioning? A three-year study by Imperial College aims to judge the effects. (Do mobile phones stop children's mental development?
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USAID Integrates Humanitarian, Development Aid for Resilience

USAID Integrates Humanitarian, Development Aid for Resilience | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Oxfam has called the new USAID guidance on building resilience to recurrent crises "a breakthrough" in linking short-term humanitarian responses with longer-term development programming. "The new USAID guidance comes at a critical juncture when the world is looking more deeply than ever at how to assist people and their societies withstand and recover from a growing number of natural disasters."

 

The need to build resilience in the Horn of Africa was highlighted when African leaders meeting in September 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya, called for a new way to address recurrent crisis in the region due to drought and conflict. Those events affected some 13 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda, according to the UN World Food Programme.

 

In response, in April 2012 USAID and African and international development partners met in Nairobi to establish the Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth in the Horn of Africa. In June, USAID convened the group's first meeting in Geneva.

 

The following month, the European Union led the founding of the Global Alliance for Resilience in the Sahel that will work closely with the Global Alliance for Action for Drought Resilience and Growth in the Horn of Africa.

 

"Through building resilience, we can help prevent that desperation, save lives, and create the conditions where families and communities can prosper." [Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator]


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Challenges facing archivists: The Missions of AID, Part II

Challenges facing archivists: The Missions of AID, Part II | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

http://t.co/8HesgYnF ;

 

Alan Walker, a processing archivist in Research Services, about the challenges facing an archivist dealing with accessions:

 

"Earlier I described to you the Overseas Mission records of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and our project to transform them from the unfortunate and inaccessible state in which they arrived at Archives II.

These records have proven a time-consuming challenge for three reasons: 1.) the disarray and lack of documentation for the accessions; 2.) the large quantity of temporary records found in the accessions; and 3.) the physical condition of the records and their containers.

We process the records for one mission at a time. This involves surveying the contents of each accession for that mission. Very few of these accessions arrived with any sort of documentation as to which offices within the missions created them. Add to this the fact that you will frequently find records of many different offices in a single box. Oh, and did I mention that you will find a bit of records for one office in one box, and then in another accession you’ll find more records for that office? These then need to be arranged and consolidated back into their original order. Two such missions, those for Guatemala and India, have proven particularly monstrous in terms of the sheer volume and disarray of their records."


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NYT publisher ducks questions at Freedom of the Press dinner

NYT publisher ducks questions at Freedom of the Press dinner | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Arthur Sulzberger Jr. praised controversially canned Jill Abramson from a podium at the Pierre Monday night, but he was ribbed by some journalists for ducking questions.
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FAO - News Article: FAO urges global commitment to tackle world’s nutrition challenges

FAO - News Article: FAO urges global commitment to tackle world’s nutrition challenges | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
#UNFAO @GrazianoDaSilva calls on countries to put #nutrition high on their national & international agendas http://t.co/9sUiKXrl0l
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Four Blogging Mistakes Done By Bloggers

Blogs have turned to be very important for interacting with people as well as for marketing your business. You may use many useful online tips and tricks to make your blog successful.
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NYSC boss advocates for Youth Development Fund to tackle unemployment - WorldStage

NYSC boss advocates for Youth Development Fund to tackle unemployment - WorldStage | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
NYSC boss advocates for Youth Development Fund to tackle unemployment
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WorldStage Newsonline-- The Director General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brig. Gen.
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Renewed crackdown on press freedom and political dissent in ...

Renewed crackdown on press freedom and political dissent in ... | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This particular approach of turning a blind eye to human rights violations in Ethiopia is not new, even though it contradicts clear policy guidelines of the EU Strategic Framework on Human Rights and Democracy, adopted in ...
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African Regimes Have Inherited and Perfected Corrupt Ways - AllAfrica.com

African Regimes Have Inherited and Perfected Corrupt Ways - AllAfrica.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
African Regimes Have Inherited and Perfected Corrupt Ways
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The previous ideals of democratic governance, tolerance, service and humility were replaced by selfishness. The acquisition of wealth and luxuries became the desired goals.
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The Power of Culture for Development | UNESCO

The Power of Culture for Development | UNESCO | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Millennium Development Goals have helped improving the lives of billions, but much more needs to be done to reduce inequalities and address environmental challenges. Actions must now be urgently stepped up to achieve the MDG targets by 2015.
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The state of youth policy in 2014

The state of youth policy in 2014 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Which countries have a national youth policy? As of April 2014, of 198 countries, 122 countries (62%) have a national youth policy, up from 99 in 2013.
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Boko Haram member grants TV interview; says girls are safe but there will be more kidnappings

Boko Haram member grants TV interview; says girls are safe but there will be more kidnappings | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
by Dare Lawal A member of Boko Haram on Tuesday granted an interview to US news channel, CBS where he revealed that the group spent three months planning the abduction of 276 girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, last...
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Measuring Youth Development in an e-Africa - New Business Ethiopia

Measuring Youth Development in an e-Africa - New Business Ethiopia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
RwandaEye Measuring Youth Development in an e-Africa New Business Ethiopia I am sure that there will be a deluge of information on the African Union's progress on youth development when youth-related dates surface, but real progress is making sure...
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USAID Launches its First Global Water Strategy

USAID Launches its First Global Water Strategy | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

24 May 2013, Christian Holmes, USAID Global Water Coordinator, USAID Impact Blog -- "This week, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, along with Senator Richard Durbin, Senator Chris Coons, Representative Earl Blumenauer and Representative Ted Poe, launched the first USAID global water strategy in the Agency’s history. Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats represented the State Department.  Lisa Nash, CEO of Blue Planet Network and Gemma Bulos, Founder, A Single Drop for Safe Water (ASDSW) and the contemporary Christian band Jars of  Clay also participated.

 

I began at USAID almost four decades ago working on international disaster assistance efforts, meeting water, health and food needs in the Sahel. While our planet’s needs for sustainable supplies of water and food have increased, so has our capacity to meet these needs. It’s a privilege to be part of the team that developed – and will now help implement –a water strategy that will do much to meet water, health and food needs for decades to come.

 

The goal of the USAID Water and Development Strategy is to save lives and improve development in a world where practically 800 million people are without adequate water and 2.5 billion people are without access to adequate sanitation. The strategy sets out two overarching objectives: improve global health and strengthen global food security through USAID-supported water programs.  Here are four projects which represent the kinds of activities we expect to be supported by the strategy:Hygiene Improvement Project (HIP) – Ethiopia;Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Enterprise Development (WaterSHED)Lower Mekong;Water and Development Alliance (WADA) – Senegal; Indonesia Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (IUWASH)"


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Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis: USAID Policy and Program Guidance

Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis: USAID Policy and Program Guidance | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah announced the launch of the Agency’s first-ever policy and program guidance on Building Resilience to Recurrent Crisis during an event in Washington DC.

 

USAID seeks to achieve specific results to build resilience for vulnerable populations: increased adaptive capacity; improved ability to address and reduce risk as well as mitigate and recover from shocks and stresses; and improved social and economic conditions. Over the long-term, USAID intends for these efforts to collectively contribute to reduced humanitarian need.


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